1. The Prophet (pbuh) was unlettered. He did not know how to read or write.…
There are a number of passages in the New Testament which clearly refer to the coming of Muhammad (pbuh) by implication through the nature of his actions or functions.
Ataa’ b. Yasaar, said: ‘I met Abdullah b. Amr b. al-Aas and I asked him: ‘Tell me about the description of the Messenger of God (pbuh) in the Torah.’
After the death of his first wife, Khadeejah, the Prophet (pbuh) married eleven women; all were divorcees, except for A’ishah. Six of his wives were from the tribe of Quraish, and five were from different Arabian tribes.
“I have no difficulty in my mind reconciling that this is a divine inspiration or revelation, which lead him to these statements.”
“I was asked how the Messenger of God (pbuh) behaved in his house. She said: ‘He would help out in the house with the daily chores, and when he heard the Adthan he would leave [everything and head] for the Mosque.”
Abdullah b. Abbas said: “The husband of Bareerah was a slave whose name was Mugheeth…
“The hand of the Messenger of God (pbuh) was softer than any silk that I had ever touched, and his scent was sweeter than any perfume that I had ever smelt.” (Bukhari #3368)
“The Messenger of God (pbuh) would accept gifts, and reward generously on account of that.” (Bukhari #2445)
The Prophet (pbuh) was concerned about his Companions and would make sure that they were well. If he was told about a Companion who was sick, he would rush to visit him with the Companions that were present with him. He wouldn’t only visit the Muslims who were sick; rather, he would even visit non-Muslims.
“I have not seen a person more keen for the sincere advice of his companions than the Messenger of God (pbuh).” (Tirmidthi #1714)
“You are not considered worthless by God!’ or he said: ‘You are valuable and precious to God.” (Ibn Hibban #5790)
“O God! Steady him, and make him a person who guides others and a source of guidance.”
‘I asked the Messenger of God (pbuh): “Did you face a day harder and more intense than the Battle of Uhud?‛
‘I entered the Messenger’s house and I found him sitting on a mat. He had a leather pillow stuffed with fibers. He had a pot of water by his feet, and there was some clothes hung on the wall. His side had marks due to the mat that he lay on. Umar wept when he saw this, and the Messenger (pbuh) asked him: ‘Why do you weep?’ Umar said: ‘O Prophet of God! Khosrau and Caesar enjoy the best of this world, and you are suffering in poverty?!’ He said: ‘Aren’t you pleased that they enjoy this world, and we will enjoy the Hereafter?’ (Bukhari #4629)
“[Once] the Messenger of God (pbuh) said to me: ‘Recite to me from the Qur’an!’ Abdullah b. Masood said: ‘Shall I recite it to you, while it was you to whom it was revealed?!’
The Prophet (pbuh) said: ‘Yes.’
He said: ‘I started to recite Surat an-Nisaa, until I reached the verse:
“How then if We brought from each nation a witness, and We brought you as a witness against these people!” (4:41)Upon hearing this verse, the Messenger of God (pbuh) said: ‘That is enough!’
Abdullah b. Masood said, ‘I turned around and saw the Messenger of God (pbuh) crying.’
‘People before you were destroyed because when the noble among them stole, they would let him go; and if the poor and weak stole they would punish him.
By God! If Fatimah, the daughter of Muhammad stole, I would cut her hand off.’
The Messenger of God (pbuh) was the epitome of patience. He was patient with his people before calling them to Islam; for they would worship idols and do sinful acts. He was patient and tolerant with the abuse and harm the pagans of Makkah inflicted on him and his Companions and sought the reward of God. He was also patient and tolerant with the abuse of the hypocrites in Madeenah.
“Once, I was walking with the Messenger of God (pbuh) while he was wearing a Yemeni cloak with a collar with rough edges. A Bedouin grabbed him strongly. I looked at the side of his neck and saw that the edge of the cloak left a mark on his neck. The Bedouin said, ‘O Muhammad! Give me [some] of the wealth of God that you have.’ The Messenger of God (pbuh) turned to the Bedouin, laughed and ordered that he be given [some money].”
“A man came to the Prophet (pbuh) and said: ‘O Messenger of God! By God! I do not pray Fajr prayer because so and so lengthens the prayer.’ He said: ‘I have never seen the Messenger of God (pbuh) deliver a speech in such an angry state.’ He said: ‘O People! Verily there are among you those who chase people away! If you lead people in prayer, shorten the prayer. There are old and weak people and those with special needs behind you in prayer.’ ” (Bukhari #670)